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    Default Need Help Finding a Leg Kit For A 30 Gallon Plastic Barrel or DIY Ideas

    I could swear I have seen kits to turn 30 gallon plastic barrels/drums into feeders. Now that I was given a 30 plastic barrel to make into a feeder I can't find the dang kits. My Google searches have left me empty handed.

    If there are no kits do you have suggestions? The plastic barrel would need good support especially since it is 100* right now and would probably get soft and bend/collapse if you just bolted on some legs.
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    You mean Ah 1, Ah 1 again and Ah 2!!!!!

    Thanks Hutch. I like the pickle barrels nice screw on top. Mine has two small plugs so I would need to fill it with a funnel. I would love to find a kit but I still haven't found one. I have no metal working skills and a welder is $50 an hour so that negates anything DIY.
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    I was going to use the legs from my girls old trampoline when I make mine. Either make a base and mount it to that or bolts through the sides and compoletely through the legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    I could swear I have seen kits to turn 30 gallon plastic barrels/drums into feeders. Now that I was given a 30 plastic barrel to make into a feeder I can't find the dang kits. My Google searches have left me empty handed.

    If there are no kits do you have suggestions? The plastic barrel would need good support especially since it is 100* right now and would probably get soft and bend/collapse if you just bolted on some legs.
    If you havent figured anything out by tommorrow or laborday ill take a few pics of what i made for my 5gallon feeder,keeps it plenty off the ground and is quite strong.
    Going fishing on lake so will be late afternoone with pics.

    Now this will be for holding it up only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedykills View Post
    If you havent figured anything out by tommorrow or laborday ill take a few pics of what i made for my 5gallon feeder,keeps it plenty off the ground and is quite strong.
    Going fishing on lake so will be late afternoone with pics.

    Now this will be for holding it up only.
    I would love to see pics when you get a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    I would love to see pics when you get a chance.
    This is my getto cheepo tripod i made for my 5gallon feeder,used 2x4 ripped in half for everything.made a nice solid hook to hang from handle.
    Also drilled holes in bottom of legs to pound rebar through to keep hogs from knoking it around.Painted it green.
    Ive used it now for over 3 years still going strong.You can make it bigger to fit a bigger barrel or !.
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    Looks good. Don't the coons crawl up and get to the bucket? Mine is plastic and I worry about them chewing thru it.
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